biography Mark Titchner

1973-UK lives and works in London

Mark Titchner was born in Luton and studied at Central St Martins College of Art and Design. His work involves an exploration of the tensions between the different belief systems that inform our society, be they religious, scientific or political. He works across a number of media including digital print, wall drawing, video, sculpture and in his installations he often employs motifs taken from advertising, religious iconography, club flyers, trade union banners and political propaganda. The common denominator among this material is a quest for idealism and enlightenment; a desire for some form of transcendence.

He has exhibited extensively internationally, was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2006 and participated in the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007.

His work is held in many permanent art collections including Tate; Arts Council; British Council; The City of London; Government Art Collection, and South London Gallery.

2016

* (Forthcoming) ME HERE NOW (Burning Too), Mark Titchner & Jeremiah Day, LOKAAL 01, Antwerp (BE)

2014

* Mark Titchner, CGP, London (UK)

* 'Rose', Dilston Grove, London (UK)

* 'An image of truth', The Gallery at Foyles, London (UK)

2013

* 'The world isn't working', Pavement Gallery, Manchester (UK)

2012

* 'Please believe these days will pass', Toronto Now, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (CA)

* 'D.O.S.', Community Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (CA)

* Mark Titchner & Dennis Rudolph, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

* 'Ends Thou', Focal Point Gallery, Essex (UK)

2011

* ‘Be true to your Oblivion’, New Art Gallery, Walsall (UK)

2010

* Mark Titchner, Vilma Gold gallery, London (UK)

2009

* 'The Age of Happiness', Hellenic American Union, Athens (GR)

2008

* 'Plateau Aurora Borealis', Peres Projects, Berlin (DE)

* 'Run, Black River, Run', BALTIC, Gateshead (UK)

2007

* 'The Eye Don’t See Itself', Vilma Gold, London (UK)

* 'Vertigo: Marcel Duchamp and Mark Titchner', Chelsea Space, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (UK)

* 'The future is behind us', Commission for BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle (UK)

2006

* 'IT IS YOU', Arnolfini, Bristol  (UK)

2005

* 'When We Build Let Us Think That We Build Forever', Vilma Gold project space, Berlin (DE)

* 'Behold the Man, Waiting For the Man', Peres Projects, Los Angeles (USA)

* 'After the Punchline…' Eternity, Vacio 9, Madrid (ES)

2004

* '20th Century Man', Vilma Gold, London (UK)

* Mark Titchner, Carlos Amorales & The Sun City Girls, De Appel, Amsterdam (NL)

* 'I, WE, IT' (public art commission), Platform for Art, London (UK)

2003

* 'Be Angry But Don’t Stop Breathing', Art Now, Tate Britain, London (UK)

* 'Do Not Attempt To Reform Man. We Are What We Are', Galerie Jorg Hasenbach, Antwerp (BE)

* 'We Were Thinking Of Evolving', Vilma Gold, London (UK)

2001

* 'Love, Work & Knowledge', Vilma Gold, London (UK)

1999

* Mark Titchner, Vilma Gold, London (UK)

1998

* Mark Titchner, One in the Other, London (UK)

2016

*Flat Time House Retrospective Show – The Shift, Flat Time House, London (UK)

* Into boundless space I leap, Maxwell Centre, University of Cambridge (UK)

* 2050. A Brief History of the Future, Palazzo Reale, Milan (IT)

* Forever, Bubox art centre, Kortrijk (BE)

* Prememories, Aeroplastics contemporary, Brussels

2015

* Then for Now, Delfina Foundation, London (UK)

*  2050: A Brief History of the Future, Royal Museums of Fine Art Belgium, Brussels (BE)

* Island, g39, Cardiff (UK)

* Inside Cities: art and the built environment, Arup, London (UK)

* Ma voix, Le Silo U1, Chateau Thierry (FR)

* Behold continues to return, curated by Mark Titchner, Bethlem Gallery, Bethlem Royal Hospital (UK)

2014

* Plastic Words, Raven Row, London (UK)

* Diagrams, The Holden Gallery, Manchester (UK)

* News from Nowhere, Kelmscott House, London (UK)

2013

* Altars of Madness, Casino Luxembourg/ Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers (FR)

* La nuit nous verrons clair, La Station, Nice (FR)

* Once more, unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Lokaal01, Breda (NL)

* Victoriana; The art of Revival, Guildhall Art Gallery, London (UK)

2012

* Britain Creates 2012: Fashion & Art Collusion, V&A Museum, London (UK)

* News from Nowhere, First Site, Colchester (UK)

* Thresholds, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool Biennial (UK)

* REMIX: Contemporary Art from Greece, Turkey, Israel and Britain. Touring Benaki Museum, Athens, Sakip Sabançi Museum, Istanbul, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (IL)

2011

* Art Paris - Just Art, Grand Palais, Paris (FR)

* An Action, Event or Other Thing That Occurs To Happen Again, One Thoresby Street and Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham (UK)

* Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon (PT)

* Trompe Le Monde, Galerie Transit, Mechelen (BE)

* Change The World Or Go Home, Down Stairs, Madley (UK)

* Train Fantome, Cruise and Callas, Berlin (DE)

* Made In Britain: Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection 1980 - 2010 (touring exhibition Sichuan Provincial Museum, Xi’an Art Museum, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Suzhou Museum) (CN)

* Peeping Tom, Kade Kunsthal, Aamersfoort (NL)

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